Josh Redman is a clarinetist, teacher, and clinician
based in Boston, Massachusetts.
As a freelance chamber and ensemble musician, Josh has presented concerts at venues across the Northeast US and beyond, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
When he resided in New York, he was a regular guest of Cello-Piano duo Cross Island, performing at libraries and historical properties throughout Long Island. Josh has served as Principal Clarinet for the Brooklyn Wind Symphony, numerous operas with the North Shore Music Festival, and Patchogue Theatre's annual performances of The Nutcracker.
He holds degrees from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he was the recipient of the Crane Certificate of Merit and the Rocque Dominick Memorial award. Josh was also the 2020 recipient of the SUNY Potsdam Rising Star award, which is bestowed upon a graduate who has made substantial career achievements within ten years of graduation. His primary mentors have included author and pedagogue Larry Guy, the late recording artist and impresario Lawrence Sobol, and the late, renowned master teacher, craftsman, and performer, Kalmen Opperman.
Committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians, Josh maintains a private studio where he teaches secondary and collegiate students, virtually or in his home studio in Boston. His students have achieved perfect scores at solo festivals, principal chairs in All State ensembles, and admission to top academic and music collegiate programs.
Josh has made contributions to and served as an editor for two of Larry Guy’s books: Articulation Development for Clarinetists and Cyrille Rose 32 Études for Clarinet. He has also penned articles for The Clarinet magazine and an essay that appears in Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence by Denise Gainey, published by Carl Fischer.
Josh was interviewed for an exclusive episode of Clarineat, a clarinet podcast. He has given masterclasses at the Crane School of Music, College of St. Rose, and University of Central Oklahoma, and has served as a guest adjudicator for juries at California State University at Northridge.
For seven years, Josh was employed by D’Addario, the world’s leading manufacturer of music accessories, where he oversaw the development and marketing of numerous successful reed and mouthpiece products and curated the clarinet artist roster. He managed forty clinician consultants as part of the D’Addario Woodwinds Method Program, which he co-founded; this revolutionary grassroots marketing initiative was the recipient of a Music Inc. excellence award and the subject of a feature article in the publication.
Josh has lectured on the subjects of music business and clarinet equipment at University of Texas at Austin, The Boston Conservatory, Northwestern State University, and Syracuse University, among others.
Josh has also held product management positions at Leviton and SharkNinja. He currently serves as Senior Category Manager for Wayfair and owns and operates a rental property. He lives with his partner, Jared Rex (Curator of Music, Boston Public Library), and their Bichpoo, Boba.